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Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. Social Foundations of Education, 2002, University of Pittsburgh
  • S.T.M. International Christian Studies, 1983, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., 1977, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Social Science, 1973, Geneva College

Current Projects

  • City House—

    This is an ongoing project launched 10 years ago with colleague Wendy Van Wyhe, Director. The project explores the role of students living in a mixed income, mixed age and mixed race neighborhood. Ten students experience a living/learning community built on principles of the deep tradition of Christian Community.

  • Beaver Falls Community Development Corporation—In 2013 Frey, three former students and a city councilman launched a CDC to try and help with the renovation of the city. Current project include the restoration of the deteriorated News Tribune Building, Neighborhood of Hope and Spaced in Between.
  • The Mill Town Institute—A new initiative of local scholars to try and understand the history and cultures of postindustrial mill towns and their deep connection to local identities and institutions.

Courses Taught

Sociology Department:

  • Society
  • American Culture Studies
  • International Justice
  • Social Change
  • Black Culture in the U.S.

M.A. in Higher Education:

  • History of Higher Education
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Sociology of Higher Education


  • Wendy Van Wyhe and Bradshaw Frey. “City house: A Response to Placelessness Among Geneva College Students.” National Faith-Based Service-Learning Conference, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, May 31-June 2, 2012.
  • Katanya Cathcart and Bradshaw Frey. “When the Friday Night Lights Go Out: Post-Secondary Aspirations of the Appalachian Athlete.” Appalachian Studies Association, Indiana Univeristy of PA, Mar. 23-25, 2012.
  • Finding Wisdom in the Teaching of Justice.” Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century, Baylor University, Waco, TX, Oct. 27-29, 2011.
  • Rethinking Criminology Through Student-Inmate Interaction.” With Andrea Henson. Sixth National Faith-Based Service-Learning Conference, “Sustaining Our Call to Service.” Messiah College, Grantham, PA June 10-12, 2010.
  • Seeking Redemption in the Aftermath of School Segregation: Pennsylvania Mill Towns and Their Legacy of Brokenness.: Imagining the Future: The Reconciled Community, Bethel Univeristy, St. Paul, MN, Feb. 20-12, 2009.
  • The CCDA and Public Scholarship.” Building on Our Strengths: Fifth National Faith-Based Service-Learning Conference, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, May 30-June 1, 2008.
  • “Facilitating Segregation: Violence and Police Intervention in Pennsylvania Mill Town Schools, 1971-72.”  Midwest History of Education Society, The Chicago Inn Best Western, Chicago, IL, Oct 27,28, 2006.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  “New Contours for American Youth Culture.”  Geneva Review, Number 4, June 2006.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  “Pro Beaver Falls et Geneva.”  Geneva Review, Number 4, June 2006.
  • “The Post War Incursion of the Social Sciences on Education: The Critique of Christopher Lasch and David Riesman.”  Midwest History of Education Society, The Chicago Inn Best Western, Chicago, IL, Oct 21-22, 2005.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  “Relinquishment and Reception: 25 Years of The Culture of Narcissism.”  Geneva Review, Number 2, February 2005.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  "Searching for a Public Morality to Empower Affirmative Action.@  American Educational History Journal, Vol. 31, Spring 2004.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  “Reading Culture: A Bibliographic Essay.”  Geneva Review, Number 1, May 2004.
  • Shaping the Christian Liberal Arts College Through Moral Enquiry: A Conversation.@  The Schooled Heart: Moral Formation in American Higher Education, Baylor University, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2003.
  • Searching for a Public Morality to Empower Affirmative Action.@  Midwest History of Education Society, The Chicago Inn Best Western, Chicago, IL, Oct. 24-25, 2003.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  Character Education in the 1980s: Still Living in the Shadow of William Holmes McGuffey.@  American Educational History Journal, Vol. 29, Spring 2002.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  Was Local School Redistricting Used for Racial Segregation?: An Historical Study of Beaver County School Districts, 1961-70.@  Ph.D.. Dissertation, Administrative and Policy Studies, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, 2002.
  • Frey, Bill. Letters From >Nam. Compiled by Bradshaw Frey, New York: Warner Brooks, 1992.
  • Frey, Ingram, McWhertor, and Romanowski. At Work and Play: Biblical Insight for DailyObedience. St. Catherines, Ontario: Paideia Press, 1986.
  • Frey, Ingram, McWhertor, and Romanowsi. All of Life Redeemed: Biblical Insight for Daily Obedience. St. Catherines, Ontario: Paideia Press, 1983.
  • Frey, Bradshaw.  United Presbyterians and Apartheid: A Clash of American Ideologies,@ S.T.M. Thesis, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1983.

Awards & Distinctions

  • 1986 Peter J. Steen Memorial Award for Excellence in Campus Ministry, Presented by the CCO, Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Bread For the World
  • Citizens for Public Justice
  • First Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Appalachian Studies Association
  • Christian Community Development Association